**The nurse is caring for a client newly diagnosed with anemia.The client has been prescribed iron supplements by their provider.What should the nurse include in education about iron supplementation?**

Take iron with milk to enhance absorption.

Iron supplements can cause loose stools.

Take iron with vitamin C to enhance absorption.

Iron supplements should be taken on an empty stomach.

*The Correct Answer is C*

**Choice A rationale**

Taking iron with milk is not recommended because calcium in milk can inhibit the absorption of iron. It is better to take iron supplements with a source of vitamin C, which enhances iron absorption.

**Choice B rationale**

Iron supplements typically cause constipation rather than loose stools. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and dark stools.

**Choice C rationale**

Taking iron with vitamin C enhances absorption. Vitamin C converts iron into a form that is more easily absorbed by the body, making it more effective in treating iron deficiency anemia.

**Choice D rationale**

Iron supplements are best absorbed on an empty stomach, but they can cause gastrointestinal discomfort. If this occurs, taking them with a small amount of food may help, but it should not be taken with dairy products or calcium-rich foods.

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### Correct Answer is C

#### Explanation

**Choice A rationale**

This choice indicates G3-T1-P0-A1-L2. Gravida (G) is the total number of pregnancies, which is correct as 3. Term (T) is the number of pregnancies carried to term (37 weeks or more), which is 1. Preterm (P) is the number of pregnancies delivered between 20 and 36 weeks, which is 0. Abortions (A) is the number of pregnancies lost before 20 weeks, which is 1. Living (L) is the number of living children, which is 2. However, this choice incorrectly counts the preterm delivery as an abortion.

**Choice B rationale**

This choice indicates G3-T2-P0-A0-L2. Gravida (G) is correct as 3. Term (T) is the number of pregnancies carried to term, which is 2. Preterm (P) is the number of pregnancies delivered between 20 and 36 weeks, which is 0. Abortions (A) is the number of pregnancies lost before 20 weeks, which is 0. Living (L) is the number of living children, which is 2. This choice incorrectly counts the preterm delivery as a term delivery.

**Choice C rationale**

This choice indicates G3-T1-P1-A0-L2. Gravida (G) is correct as 3. Term (T) is the number of pregnancies carried to term, which is 1. Preterm (P) is the number of pregnancies delivered between 20 and 36 weeks, which is 1. Abortions (A) is the number of pregnancies lost before 20 weeks, which is 0. Living (L) is the number of living children, which is 2. This choice correctly accounts for the term and preterm deliveries.

**Choice D rationale**

This choice indicates G2-T1-P1-A0-L2. Gravida (G) is incorrect as it should be 3. Term (T) is the number of pregnancies carried to term, which is 1. Preterm (P) is the number of pregnancies delivered between 20 and 36 weeks, which is 1. Abortions (A) is the number of pregnancies lost before 20 weeks, which is 0. Living (L) is the number of living children, which is 2. This choice incorrectly counts the total number of pregnancies.

### Correct Answer is ["A","C","E"]

#### Explanation

**Choice A rationale**

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) can result in a smaller fundal height measurement than expected for gestational age. This condition indicates that the fetus is not growing at the normal rate inside the womb.

**Choice B rationale**

A fundal height measurement of 19 centimeters at 22 weeks of gestation is not consistent with the estimated gestational age by LMP. Typically, the fundal height in centimeters should be approximately equal to the number of weeks of gestation.

**Choice C rationale**

Fetal anomalies can affect the size and growth of the fetus, leading to discrepancies in fundal height measurements. This could result in a smaller or larger than expected measurement.

**Choice D rationale**

Polyhydramnios, or excessive amniotic fluid, would typically result in a larger fundal height measurement than expected for gestational age. Therefore, this choice is incorrect.

**Choice E rationale**

Miscalculation of the due date can lead to discrepancies in fundal height measurements. If the gestational age is miscalculated, the fundal height may not match the expected measurement for the given weeks of gestation.